From the Headmaster’s Study

The Summer term is always special at Wellesley and in Assembly this morning I had the opportunity to reflect on the huge range of positive areas in which our pupils are involved. Over the past two weeks, our pupils have: started their formal Common Entrance examinations; taken scholarship exams at senior schools; been on various open days; represented their school in competitive cricket, golf and tennis fixtures (rounders and athletics take place this week), taken part in the national IAPS general knowledge competition; sat formal music examinations in a range of instruments and much, much more. The energy and enthusiasm that Welleslians show each and every day really is infectious. We are proud of them all.

Gavin Franklin

JDRM Gavin Portraits-2

Northforeland Junior Golf Academy

Aside from our current and historical links with the world renowned Royal St George’s Golf Club, Wellesley are extremely fortunate to have a blossoming relationship with a superb nearby course – Northforeland Golf Club. As such, we are delighted to provide details of their Junior Golfing academy which may be of interest to some of our younger families.

Foreland Falcons




Tickets are available to buy from the school office on Wednesday mornings at 8.15am from a member of the committee or by emailing FRIENDSOFWELLESLEY@GMAIL.COM    

Adult tickets are £25 Children’s tickets are £5.  

Family and Friends are all very welcome.

School Last Week


Follow our cricket scores online

This season (IT-permitting!), we will be live scoring 1st XI and Colts A (and selected other) cricket matches using the ECBs ‘Play Cricket’ scoring software. If you would like to follow the action you can do so by downloading the play cricket live app – instructions and links below.

Play Cricket Live app:



Once you’ve downloaded the app click the button in the top left corner and search for Wellesley Haddon Dene. On the Wellesley Haddon Dene page, click the stars next to all of the teams listed. Finally click the home button in the bottom left corner and the available matches will appear.


Rowland Constantine Shield (The Finals)

In the latest round of this General Knowledge competition, our Wellesley team of Margot, Raf, Freya and Septimus did superbly but have not progressed any further in the Rowland Constantine Shield. However, our team of Year 7 and 8 pupils (Margot, Grace, Raf and Georgie) were successful in the buzzer competition and are through to the next stage – further details are to follow. We are proud of all 6 Welleslians who took part.

Wellesley Haddon Dene and Haddon Dene transition update

We were delighted to welcome pupils from year 4 and 5 at Haddon Dene over to Wellesley for the first of their transition days. The pupils (and staff) all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the opportunity to meet and integrate with their new friends made for a very positive experience all round. We look forward to welcoming some younger year groups this week.
Also, our pupils have had the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas regarding set / house names and the new school name for September during workshops at Wellesley.

Cake Sale – Monday 20th June – Morning Break

The School Council were so inspired by their visit from Rebecca Smith, author of ‘Super Daisy’, and the amazing work of The Little Princess Trust that they would like to hold a Cake Sale on Monday 20th June to raise some money for this important charity.

Pupils can bring their cakes and bakes into the school dining room on Monday 20th June at drop off.  Please can we ask that cakes do not contain nuts and have a label to say what they are.

A small charge will be added to your school bill if your child chooses to buy any cakes.

Thank you for your support of this hugely worthwhile cause.


Pre Prep

Two great sets of results from the members of Pre-prep representing the U9 teams against Dover College and JKS. It was also lovely to hear how well the children behaved and what sporting behaviour they showed.
This week we are looking forward to meeting and welcoming the staff and children from the Pre-prep at Haddon Dene. Lots of fun activities planned on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
We continue to plan and prepare for our Jubilee tea party on the Friday afternoon before half term. The children may bring clothes in to change into with a red, white and blue theme.


We now include all 3 menus for you to see in the table below.  This week the kitchen will be serving menu week 2.

Pre-prep menu

Menu 1.

Menu 2

Menu 3

School This Week

Wellesley Haddon Dene and Haddon Dene transition update

We look forward to welcoming Haddon Dene pre-prep pupils to Wellesley for the first of their transition opportunities later this week. The pupils will integrate in groups and take part in a carousel of exciting and enjoyable educational and teamwork activities.

Team Photos

During morning break on Wednesday we will be taking team photos. Please could all pupils in JL and above ensure they have clean cricket whites at school on Wednesday. The U9 cricket team will also have a team photo taken – pupils may either wear cricket whites or Wellesley white and blue sports top, blue shorts and white socks.

Role Models

Role Models offer online and offline courses for 3-15 year olds that develop young peoples’ skills in leadership, confidence, resilience, creative problem solving, collaboration and growth mindset.  Following last week’s mental health week, they are hosting a free parent webinar on Tuesday 24th May at 7.30pm (UK time) on ‘Helping children let go of perfectionism’. Please click here to register for the session.


We now include all 3 menus for you to see in the table below.  This week the kitchen will be serving menu week 2.

Prep menu

Menu 1

Menu 2

Menu 3

Matches This Week

Monday, 16th May

Tennis v Harvey Grammar: U13 Boys (h)

Wednesday, 18th May

Cricket v Kent College: Colts A (h)

Cricket v Dover College: U11 A Girls (h)

Cricket v Kent College: Colts B (a)

Rounders v Duke of York’s: U13 A & U13 B (h) 2:30pm

Thursday, 19th May

Tennis v Simon Langton: Boys (h) 5pm

Friday, 20th May

Athletics v Duke of York’s: U13 Mixed (a) 2pm

Cricket v SLC: 1st XI (a) 3:15pm

Saturday, 21st May

Cricket v Junior King’s: 1st XI (a) 1:30pm

Cricket v Junior King’s: 2nd XI (h) 1:30pm

Cricket v Junior King’s: Colts A (h) 1:30pm

Cricket v Junior King’s: Colts B (a) 1:30pm

Cricket v Northbourne: U13 A Girls (h) 2pm

Cricket v Northbourne: U13 B Girls (h) 2pm

Please always refer to the website calendar as it is the most up-to-date place to check for fixture changes and locations.


If your child has been selected for a fixture, we will email you each Tuesday morning with information regarding the recommended pick up time from Wellesley.


Matches Last Week


Tennis v Junior King’s: U13 A Girls 

Tennis v Junior King’s: U13 B Girls 

Won 5-4

Lost 6-3

Cricket v Northbourne: 1st XI 

Won by 44 runs

Cricket v Northbourne: Colts A 

Won by 46 runs

Cricket v Dover College: U9 A&B Mixed

A’s Won by 65 runs

B’s Won by 50 runs

Cricket v Junior King’s: U9 A&B Mixed 

A’s Won by 39 runs

B’s Won by 16 runs

Cricket v Junior King’s: 1st XI 

Won by 57 runs

Cricket v Junior King’s: 2nd XI 

Lost by 1 wicket

Cricket v Junior King’s: Colts A 

Lost by 7 wickets

Cricket v Junior King’s: Colts B 

Match tied

Cricket v Junior King’s: Colts C

Lost by 36 runs

Cricket v Junior King’s: U13 A Girls 

Won by 13 runs

Cricket v Junior King’s: U13 B Girls 

Won by 41 runs


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